Unable to find a job in a tight economy, middle-aged Steven Lohenstein of Shaker Heights, Ohio, changes his name to Estaban Lopez and declares himself a crypto Jew from Las Cruces, New Mexico.
"I remember my abuelita lighting candles on Friday nights and praying softly words we did not understand," He explains to Candace Chang, the halfrican American entrepreneuse of a growing Internet social media company. "We were never allowed to eat the delicious smelling carne adovada our neighbors enjoyed at fiestas because it was made with pork. It's all clear to me now: We were proud of our Spanish heritage, but for 500 years our family had hidden its Jewish roots."
He's hired and complications ensue.